LJS: Hi, this is Lee Jong Seok…
KWB: …and Kim Woo Bin!
Interviewer: Do you know the phrase “Kaemitonda”?
LJS: (to KWB) Do you know that phrase?
Interviewer: It is widespread on the Internet that Lee Jong Suk is the “Kaemi Angel” on “School 2013”, causing much discussion…
LJS: *shy laugh*
KWB: Er… This… What is he talking about? “What is “Kaemi Angel”?
Caption: The phrase “Kaemi Angel” comes from the English word “chemical” (kaemi-) and is a nickname given by fans to Lee Jong Suk, referring to his ability to be in scenes with all co-stars like Choi Daniel, Jang Nara or Kim Woo Bin, and have a matching chemistry with all of them.
Interviewer: It means that you match well with fellow actors, no matter who it is.
LJS: O-ohh… that is too much praise. ❤
Interviewer: Who do you think you match best with?
LJS: For me, I think almost everyone… with Kim Woo Bin who is right next to me now, we are doing this together now, so probably it’s Kim Woo Bin?
Interviewer: What do you think about that, Kim Woo Bin?
KWB: Well, I… I’m in scenes with nobody but Jong Suk. *laughs*
Interviewer: Debuted in “White Christmas”, then “A Gentleman’s Dignity”, then now “School 2013”, it’s your third time playing a rebellious youngster. In reality, are you also a little rebellious like that? (…slightly scared to ask)
KWB: What do you think I’m like? (Er, why don’t you speak yourself?)
LJS: Yes, he is very rebellious.
KWB: What the- *hits LJS* I actually thought that I don’t seem like a rebellious youth at all…
KWB: (Do you have to ask?) Isn’t it?
Interviewer: Actually, when Kim Woo Bin was in school, he usually is among the top 3 in his class, he was even once in the top 5 of his entire school.
KWB: *nods nods* (See, I am a model student.)
Interviewer: It’s quite different from your image… perhaps you had really strict parents?!
KWB: ……What are these questions?!
Interviewer: What is Kim Woo Bin like from Lee Jong Suk’s perspective?
LJS: For me, when you first meet him and during filming, you may think he is like Heung Soo, but when he is reading his script, he looks quite serious.
Interviewer: For Lee Jong Suk, you have been through “Princess Prosecutor”, “Secret Garden”, “High Kick” and now “School”, it is almost like a master class of acting training. What is it about you that makes PDs and writers like you so much? I want to hear your own thoughts.
LJS: Er, I, um… I don’t know. *embarrassed*
KWB: From what I can see, Jong Suk is the flower boy that many young people like these days, he’s tall and also good at acting, which is why writers have to get him… that’s what I think. (to LJS) how about that, isn’t that what you wanted to say? Inside your heart? (Yo man!)
LJS: Yup that’s it~ (Nice assist!)
Interviewer: In the show, the characters that you play seek to lend a voice to the school violence that is going on. Have you ever seen school violence or experienced it? Since your acting is almost too real…
KWB: (to LJS) What do you say?
LJS: Rather than experiencing it for myself, there has been a lot of movies or dramas about this topic… but not really experienced it personally…
KWB: Jong Suk and I are originally friends and back when we went to school, it was not that bad. We would read lots of newspapers and reports on these issues before we started filming. Compared to kids these days, we were not so aggressive.
Interviewer: Any words you want to say to students?
LJS: I feel that many viewers of “School” are probably students or parents of students. There may be parts of the show where students can feel a pang of recognition and familiarity, while there are other parts where parents would say, “Ah, so schools are really like this these days?”. If students can learn something from the show, it would be great; as for the parents… I can’t wrap up the speech again. TAT
KWB: As for the parents, these days many of them are probably too busy to have conversations with their children. So if they watch the drama, then there is a chance to sit down as a family and talk deeply. If they can make some time for this, things can surely improve… that’s what you wanted to say, right?
LJS: “School 2013”…
KWB: Please show us much love. See you!
LJS: See you!
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